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Fall leaves reaching their peak this week in the Adirondacks

Attention leaf-peepers: peak season is nearly here in the Adirondacks.

The official New York state foliage report says trees around Lake Placid are changing colors quickly. They're expected to be a peak by the weekend, with near complete color change, and a mix of golds, yellows, reds, mixed in with the evergreens. Old Forge, and the Mount Arab/ Tupper Lake area are all expecting 95-percent color change this week and a mix of red, russet, orange and gold leaves.

Nina Bussuk is a professor in the Cornell Horticulture Department. While we all learn in school about chlorophyll making leaves green. She says that pigment breaks down in the fall. And if we're lucky a red pigment takes its place.  Go to full article

Bringing more light to the early darkness

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about autumn and winter decorations. Bringing delights from the outdoors inside, and brightening the early nights.  Go to full article

Another list of garden chores

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about more garden chores, after most of the fall harvest is completed.  Go to full article

Timely garden topics: garlic and leaves

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about some late season garden topics -- planting garlic bulbs for next summer, and composting those autumn leaves.  Go to full article

Yard work after the leaves

Most of the leaves are off the trees, but there's still yard work this fall. Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy have some tips for dealing with vines - Virginia Creeper, grape and bittersweet.  Go to full article

Autumn leaves: good as gold for gardeners

It's leaf cleanup season, and horticulturist Amy Ivy tells Martha Foley that all those leaves can be beneficial to the garden soil.  Go to full article

On borrowed time in the garden

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about savoring some of the cool weather veggies in the garden.  Go to full article

Adding space to next year?s garden

Horticulturist Amy Ivy has tips for gardeners wanting to expand next year's garden. She spoke with Martha Foley.  Go to full article

A peek at fall colors

Todd Moe talks with Tupper Lake resident Jim Carroll about fall foliage. Jim is an official "Leaf Peeper" for the state tourism office. Next week could be the peak time for viewing a dazzling display of autumn colors in the northern Adirondacks.  Go to full article
Warren Mick and Glen: the last step is to get the sheep IN the pen.
Warren Mick and Glen: the last step is to get the sheep IN the pen.

It's dog vs. sheep, with mixed results

Almost any weekend this season, you'll find a gathering of sheep, dogs, and people on some northeastern field. They're here to take a little break, have some fun, and test out their border collies' skills. Kinna Ohman stopped by a sheepdog competition at the Quechee Scottish Festival in Vermont. She sent this audio postcard.  Go to full article

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